“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God” John 1:1, 2.

That can literally be translated, “Before time began to begin.” This the Bible confirms time as a part of creation along with matter.

The Bible also teaches “…that there should be time no longer…” Revelation 10: 6. Means there will be an occasion when there should be no more time.

The one factor that is not a variable is eternity, where there is no time. The very word “eternity” teaches there will be a never ending state. Eternity is but a breath away.

Werner von Braus, the German who is the father of our rocket science program made this observation.

“In this modern world of ours many people seem to think that science has somehow made such religious ideas as immortality untimely or old fashioned. I think science has a real surprise for the skeptics. Science, for instance, tells us that nothing in nature, not even the tiniest particle, can disappear without a trace. Nature does not know extinction. All it knows is transformation. If God applies this fundamental principle to the most minute and insignificant parts of His universe, doesn’t it make sense to assume that He applies it to the masterpiece of His creation, the human soul?”

If people believed in an eternal state into which they could be thrust without a moment’s time they would be more inclined to prepare for it. Even more, if they believed there were two and only two alternatives of this state of being they would likely think through the alternatives: 1) two and only two states, 2) you can be thrust into one of the two alternate states in which they would exist “forever” without warning.

What would you consider the most important decision you will ever make?

The Pensées (1669–70; “Thoughts” of Blaise Pascal focuses on a matter needing the attention and response of everyone. He wrote:

“The state of death is eternal …[and] how absurd it is for people to go through life without regard for their final destiny… From all this I conclude that I ought to spend every day of my life seeking to know my fate.

We are so caught up with the affairs of this life we give little attention to eternity. Most people are living for today with barely a thought of eternity.

In death we move from a sphere where there is time to one where there is no time. There are two regions in this sphere: heaven and hell. God’s grace is at its zenith in that He allows you to decide in which you will spend eternity.

“They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them,” said Augustine.

An aside question relates to how old will babies be in heaven, and not only they, but all people. Eternity is a timeless sphere and hence all heavenly bodies will be ageless. Our new body will indeed be new chronologically and in composition. That is just one of the many miracles we are unequipped to fully answer.

Randy Alcorn put this into perspective: “He who lays up treasures on earth spends his life backing away from his treasures. To him, death is loss. He who lays up treasures in heaven looks forward to eternity; he’s moving daily toward his treasures. To him, death is gain. He who spends his life moving toward his treasures has reason to rejoice. Are you despairing or rejoicing?”

There is only one of two answers regarding resting your eternal destiny in Jesus Christ. They are “yes” or “no.” “Later” is a no because of the “X Factor Death.”

Trust Jesus as your Savior and dedicate your life to living according to His word.